civil war

  • goodlie
    October 10, 2014  

    The 22-year civil war in Sudan left 2 million dead and double that number displaced. Young boys who were orphaned by the conflict became known as the “Lost Boys of Sudan.” A new film, “The Good Lie,” offers a fictional take on four such men who move to the U.S. Jeffrey Brown talks to actor and former “Lost Boy” Ger Duany and screenwriter Margaret Nagle about their efforts to tell this story. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    August 22, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, a stream of Russian trucks crossed the Ukrainian border without Kiev’s approval under the claim of sending humanitarian aid to separatists and after more than a week of waiting. Ukraine’s government has charged that Russia is lying about the purpose. Meanwhile, the U.N. human rights office now estimates more than 191,000 people have died in Syria’s civil war. Continue reading

  • southsudan5
    August 15, 2014  

    Eight months of civil war in South Sudan has forced more than 1.5 million people out of their homes. Even those who found shelter in United Nations camps around the country endure desperate living situations, made worse by the country’s rainy season. Special correspondent Nick Harper reports from the town of Malakal. Continue reading

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    A photo of a 7-year-old boy holding up the severed head of a slain Syrian soldier has caused uproar in Australia, home to a convicted terrorist who fled to Syria last year to join the Islamic State terrorist group. Continue reading

  • syria2_robertford
    June 3, 2014  

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford explains to chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner that he left his post in February because he could “no longer defend” U.S. policy in Syria. He also criticized the Obama administration for what he calls its “behind the curve” policy and claimed that al-Qaida groups would have been “unable to compete” in Syria if the administration would have armed the moderate opposition a few years ago. Continue reading

  • syria1_assad
    June 3, 2014  

    In state-controlled parts of Syria, thousands of voters came out to show support for President Bashar al-Assad, who is overwhelming expected to win the country’s election. However, in Syria’s north and west where rebels hold sway, voting didn’t take place. At one refugee camp in Jordan, displaced Syrians dropped shoes in a symbolic trashcan to demonstrate their disgust. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

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    May 23, 2014   BY  

    Video footage purporting to show a chlorine gas attack in the Syrian village of Kfar Zeita on Thursday was released by Syrian opposition activists. It would be evidence of a new chemical weapons campaign in the country’s civil war. Activists say the small village north of Damascus has been hit by a two-month-long aerial chemical assault in which chlorine canisters have been dropped from helicopters. Continue reading

  • myanmar
    May 19, 2014  

    In the 1980s and ’90s, Kyaw Thu was one of Myanmar’s leading film stars, appearing in more than 200 movies. He was so popular that the military government cast him in several propaganda films. But when he turned down a role, it ended his acting career. Instead, he founded a service that provides funerals for those who can’t afford them. Jeffrey Brown tells the story of personal transformation. Continue reading

  • syriaoppleader
    May 7, 2014  

    The war in Syria seems to be tipping in favor of Assad’s forces, despite some rebel strongholds. Ties to extremists among some rebel factions have made the U.S. wary of offering military support. But the chief moderate political force opposing Assad, the Syrian Opposition Coalition, has been granted diplomatic status by the State Department. Margaret Warner interviews SOC representative Ahmad Jabra. Continue reading

    May 2, 2014  

    Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to South Sudan to urge President Salva Kiir to meet the opposition and halt a four-month civil war. In recent weeks, hundreds of civilians have been slaughtered in the Bentiu, and more than a million people have fled to escape the fighting. Jeffrey Brown talks to former British foreign secretary David Miliband, CEO of International Rescue Committee. Continue reading